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Arkansas, Confederate Soldier Home Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Arkansas, Confederate Soldier Home, 1890-1963
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Arkansas, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Confederate Records
Collection years 1890-1963
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Arkansas Digital Archives (Arkansas State Archives)


What is in This Collection?

This collection contains images to files of Confederate veterans who were inmates of the Arkansas Confederate Home in Little Rock. The files were acquired from the Arkansas State Archives and are arranged alphabetically. The collection includes records from 1890 to 1963.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Names and residences of spouse and children, if any
  • Residence at time of application
  • Parent's names
  • Details of military service

  • Financial condition
  • Physical condition
  • Death date and place
  • Age at time of death
  • Cause of death

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person
  • The location or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly. You may want to search for the original record at the Arkansas History Commission in Little Rock.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Search for other vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
  • If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records
  • Search for the military record for the soldier
  • Search for a military pension

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Arkansas.

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation:
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Record Citation:
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